The Acquisitions Institute Planning Committee is grieved to report that Scott Alan Smith passed away on March 12, 2018.
Scott was a long time representative at various times for a number of vendors, including Blackwell North America and Blackwell’s. He served for several years as director for the Langlois (Oregon) Public Library and later as a volunteer at public libraries near his Columbia Gorge home in Mosier, Oregon.
He was a founding member of the planning committees for the Feather River Institute and the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge and his work contributed significantly to advances in library acquisitions and the development of our community of practice. He was a masterful storyteller and a convivial and attentive host at the Institutes. He will be missed by family, friends, colleagues, and of course our planning committee. We hope that friends and colleagues will use the comments on this post to share their memories of Scott.
The Institute will continue, and a remembrance for Scott is being planned at this year’s Institute.